Prince Harry passes British Army pilot's course

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LONDON (AP) - Just call him your royal fly-ness: Prince Harry has successfully completed the course to fly British Army helicopters.

A statement from his London office Friday said the Prince passed his final tests earlier this week - and will get his wings May 7 from his father, Prince Charles.

Prince Harry, who is third in line to the British throne and is known in the military as Lt. Harry Wales, will learn then whether he will fly Lynx or Apache helicopters for the Army Air Corps.

Flying is in this family's royal blood: Harry's older brother, William, is learning to fly search-and-rescue choppers. Charles qualified as a helicopter pilot in 1974, and their uncle, Prince Andrew, flew a Royal Navy helicopter during the Falklands War.
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